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The IBS finally allowed some to pass.  Even though it was painful it is better than the pain of IBS-C.  This relief, though minimal because there is still IBS pain, generally lasts a day or two and then the pain starts building again.  I know it may sound strange, but if I have to have IBS I would rather it be the D and not the C, at least with the D the pain was only while eating, and right after eating, and then whatever I ate was gone and it wouldn't hurt very much until I ate again.  With C, the pain is all the time and if there is gas included the pain can be so bad that I cannot move.  I am not sure what makes the gas so much worse, but it frequently feels like my insides are stretching and trying to tear apart.  I now avoid whole wheat and oats because of this.  White bread does not seem to cause a problem, but when I had gluten free oat product I was eating I was in a massive amount of gas pain all of the time and the IBS-C was worse than normal.  It seems the more fiber I eat, so long as it is grain fiber, the worse the C gets.  I am not sure how the vegetable fiber is working out as the C has been pretty bad lately and I can only eat a little bit at a time most days because if I eat a normal sized meal I feel like I am going to vomit.
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So at 11 am when the cats' food bowls go off (auto-timers) I got up to get something for myself.  I got two handi-snacks because I really wasn't hungry and figured I would finish the coca cola I still have with the cheese and crackers.  I then forgot about the handi-snacks right after I sat down and started trying to figure out what to do with myself.  20 minutes later I accidentally hit one of the handi-snacks with my elbow and then remembered I had them to eat (this is part of why I no longer cook, I have left things in the microwave for four hours before finding them again).  I ate one handi-snack and then had to rush to the bathroom because of the IBS kicking in again.  Now I have one handi-snack left and I am not sure if I should eat it, think I will wait until 3 pm when the food dishes go off again, maybe by then I will be hungry and eat something else.  I also have to figure out when I am going to exercise, the IBS has left me dizzy and so I don't think now would be a good time.
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Back to the journal and writing stuff down that happened over the day.  I have been away for three days, one day to drive down to Disneyland, one day at Disneyland, and then one day driving back.  I got to spend a day and a half with my Dad which was great, I was so happy to see him again and was really glad the Disney trip went well.  Granted within two hours of being in Disneyland I was fighting to stay coherent, but I made it through most of the day with only going down to the point I had to stop for a while at 3 pm.    I am just glad we went for tame rides and that there was no pressure to get a specific number of rides done.

As for today, I had another doctor's appointment and she has asked me to go completely gluten free again for two weeks.  I had previously done one week on my own, but it had ended because of a meal with Kevin's parents that I had no control over what was going to be severed and couldn't not eat it.  So today I finished what little I had that had gluten and tomorrow we will go back to all gluten free.  Also had about 7 vials of blood drawn for more tests.  Personally I hope something comes back positive so they can finally diagnosis me with something that causes migraines.

Stomach is hurting so ending post now.
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Weight today was 196.0 and 42.9 % body fat, I think that is a decrease, I can't actually remember right now.

Lunch was cheese Bagel Bits because I didn't wake up until after 12:30 pm (I actually originally woke up at 8 am, but then felt really dizzy, like fall over dizzy, so I went back to lay down and fell back asleep).  I also had a can of Cherry Coca Cola.

We went to IKEA once I was feeling a bit better and I ate one of their Chicken strips and one piece of their wonderful Chocolate cake.  The cake also helped with my IBS as, at least for tonight, I am not constipated.

Dinner was a Cheddar Potato Bake and Cherry Coke can.

Due to the massive amount of dizziness that was going on I didn't actually do an exercise routine so we will just use the walk around IKEA as my exercise for the day.  I may be limiting myself to just the 10 minutes on the treadmill each day since I have been getting dizzier and dizzier ever since trying to exercise more again (even the wii fit has indicated this.)  This just means the weight loss will take a bit longer, but I need to be safe at the same time.
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Last night was really long for two reasons; the first one as the gas was still pretty bad so Kevin got some new medicine that seems to have helped a good bit in deflating my stomach, at least now it doesn't stick out farther than my chest.  The second reason one of the cats that means the world to me passed away.

On to the food: Both of the meals I have had today have been the Potato cheddar bake, mainly because it is a comfort food for me and I have been really sad and crying over Tiger.  I also had a can of Cherry Coke with each.

Exercise was the normal routine minus the yoga and strength training because I have been feeling unsteady and the wii fit confirmed that I was much less steady today.

Weight was 196.4 and 43.8% body fat so it did actually go down some and I think it may have been the gas/constipation I was feeling.

Last night Kevin did get me a coffee and fries and along with the gas medicine helped my stomach deflate.

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Tonights dinner was Chicken Stuffing and the second 12 oz can of Cherry Coke.  I did have one handful of plain m&ms as a snack.

Still having stomach pains and it is now sticking out quite a bit.  This is when I would like to have an iced mocha with french fries because those usually make my stomach move.  The pain is getting worse and I am trying to figure out what to do.  Kevin just gave me some fiber pills, they generally help (after a few days) but they can also cause a lot of pain because then things start move too fast.
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Late lunch today was Kirkland Weight Loss Shake, like a Slim Fast shake, but cheaper.

Still having IBS gas problems and took more of the Gas-X Kevin got for me last night.  This is incredibly uncomfortable and I will be really happy when it finally passes.  I think I am constipated as well because I have been thinking back about the past week and I can only remember a couple of time when anything solid actually came out and neither time was of any quantity. 
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Due to a late start to the day from a migraine/IBS attack last night everything pre-lunch is getting rolled into one blog post.

First about last night.  I started with mental fogging that quickly turned into a migraine, I had fogged a little earlier during the day but had managed to fight through it so I was surprised when it returned so quickly.  Normally when I get the mental fogging it lasts a day or two and then I have a really bad migraine, this one lasted all night, but I also got a migraine within an hour of the fogging starting so that was unusual.  I was also having IBS problems due to a massive gas build up in my stomach.  Generally for people gas is not comfortable, but because my nerves are so sensitive in my digestive system, I was in tears and could barely move for most of the night.  Kevin went out at 1 am to get some over the counter medicine for me to take and while I can still feel a lot of the gas, it did manage to knock it down to a more tolerable level.

As for weight, I had a massive surprise this morning when it was 197.4 with 44.6% body fat, I didn't think I ate that many calories yesterday, so unless the gas is hiding a massive constipation (which it may be because not much has come out over the last week) I am not sure how I gained 3.4 pounds in one day.

For breakfast I had garlic chicken with pasta and corn; sort of healthy but it was in a meal kit, although I do not know how many calories it was.  I also had one 12 oz can of Cherry Coke because we are trying to step me down, starting with two cans a day and then later it will be just one and then we will get smaller cans.

For exercise it was a good day today, I did 10 minutes at 2 mph on our treadmill which I haven't used in ages do to lack of stability.
Then I also did the wii fit plus again, which I had not originally expected to do, but after an hour break from the treadmill I felt I should give it a try.  As promised yesterday, I wrote down every game I did.

Balance Games: Soccer Heading (I was really bad at this, 18 points total), Ski Slalom, and Ski Jump: It may be a while before I do the Soccer game again because it does not seem to realize which side I am leaning toward and when it does it over corrects.

Training Plus: Perfect 10 and Island Cycling: I seemed to have a harder time with Perfect 10 than I did yesterday, again, the board did not seem to know which way I was leaning but it is a fun game so I will stick with this one.

Aerobic: Hula Hoop, Basic Step, and Basic Run (the run actually makes my legs hurt, not the muscles, but the bones, I am not sure why that is, but I am 

Yoga: Deep Breathing, Half Moon, Warrior, Tree, and Sun Salutation

Strength: Single-Leg Extension, Push-up and Side Plank (I cheat on this one), Torso Twist, Jackknife, and Lunge.

The Yoga and Strength training have been set up as a routine so those should stay the same every day.  I will also probably do the same Aerobic and Balance games (minus the Soccer one) every day so unless I say I added or took something out, when I say I did the Wii Fit, this is the list I mean.
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Tonights dinner was a Burger King Original Chicken Sandwich, minus the mayo, plus cheese.  
I had about 1/3 of a medium french fry
And one large coca cola (it was supposed to be a medium but they gave me a large).

I was not originally planning on eating this, but I had been craving it for two days so Kevin figured it was better I go ahead and eat it.

It did result in an IBS-D reaction.

Early today I did have a head fogging couple of hours after chatting with my family on the other side of the country via Google chat (I love the video chat).  It actually wasn't that bad because it only lasted a couple of hours, normally they last a whole day so I consider that progress.
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As the title of this entry says, this is not a New Years resolution, but at the title of the journal says, I am trying to get healthy.  For a lot of people they would look at this as a "I want to lose weight" blog and they would be 1/3 right.  I need to lose 74.4 pounds according to the weight I just took two minutes ago and that might help me feel all around healthier, but it will not solve one of my problems and it may not solve the other one.  My plan is to list everything I eat during the day and all exercise I do on this journal as my way of making myself more accountable.  As I am hoping to post with each time that I eat and/or exercise, my first food/exercise post will be tomorrow morning.  Yesterday I had some pork, potatoes, lasagna, garlic bread, and one glass of cherry coke (I am slowly removing that from my diet).  I have not eaten everything I will eat today because I had a late start (1 pm) which was cheddar potato bake and one glass of cherry coke; while at Costco I sampled half a mozzarella stick and one small toll house chocolate chip cookie.  I haven't been able to exercise because I am still getting over a sinus infection although I am hoping to try some wii fit balance games tonight.

I may not be able to do exercise everyday and the reason for that is the next 1/3 of the reason for this journal, I have chronic daily migraines, frequently brought on by bright lights and computer screens, but sometimes I have no idea why they occur.  That makes writing in the journal an interesting challenge as I can only spend so much time on the computer each day before I have to stop because of a developing migraine.  I tried writing in a notebook but since I am not accountable to anyone but myself they usually ended before they got past the first day.  So what migraine related do I plan to do with this journal, mainly just talk about them after I have had one and talk about mental fogging problem that I have related to the migraines.  There may be days when I do not post because of the mental fogging, that for me is almost worse than the migraine because while I may not be in pain, I cannot think enough to string two words together to even begin to form a sentence.  If that happens, I will try to update as soon as I can, but if I miss a day or two, that is most likely why.

The last 1/3 of what I am trying to work on related to my health is my IBS-A that I have been dealing with for longer than the migraines.  It has also been suggested that the IBS has made me more prone to having migraines because my nervous system is already showing a low pain threshold with the IBS.  Basically, when I eat, I feel every muscle in my digestive system working, and it can be very painful.  The "A" means that my digestive system will either stop moving or will move too quickly in response to that pain.  This can make going anywhere a test of nerves in more than one sense.  It is not something you really get over, but some people have found that with a controlled diet and healthy lifestyle (like running) they find they have few problems with it.


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